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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||590.00||25.00||.259||86.00||74.00||22.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Hamels (Career)||53||11||1|| .396||.214||.208|
|vs LHP||42||10||1|| .273|| .381|| .238|
|12/27/2014||Ian Desmond, SS WAS||Ryan Braun, RF MIL|
|12/26/2014||Henderson Alvarez, SP MIA|
Nelson Cruz, RF SEA
Wade Davis, RP KC
Chris Archer, SP TB
Adrian Beltre, 3B TEX
Miguel Cabrera, 1B DET
Marlon Byrd, LF CIN
Tyler Clippard, RP OAK
Yoenis Cespedes, LF DET
Chris Carter, 1B HOU
Johnny Cueto, SP CIN
Homer Bailey, SP CIN
|Kole Calhoun, RF LAA|
Jose Bautista, DH TOR
Charlie Blackmon, CF COL
Rusney Castillo, CF BOS
Ian Desmond, SS WAS
Josh Donaldson, 3B TOR
Corey Dickerson, LF COL
Mookie Betts, CF BOS
Jose Altuve, 2B HOU
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B TOR
Michael Brantley, LF CLE
Andrew Cashner, SP SD
|12/26/2014||Anibal Sanchez, SP DET||Ian Desmond, SS WAS|
|Last 10 Games|
Nationals SS Ian Desmond extends hitting streak to 12 games
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(5/28/15) Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond went 3 for 5 with a pair of doubles in Wednesday's 3-0 victory over the Cubs. The three-hit performance pushes his current hitting streak up to 12 games.
During the 12-game streak, Desmond is batting .347 (17 for 49) with six doubles, two home runs and seven RBI. After getting off to a rather slow start, the hitting streak has lifted his season batting average up from .225 to .257.
Nationals' Ian Desmond belts fourth home run of the season
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(5/20/15) Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond went 1 for 4 at the plate in Washington's 3-2 win over the Yankees on Wednesday.
Desmond did his damage in the first inning when he blasted a solo home run off of Adam Warren to center field, his fourth of the season. Desmond, who also struck out twice, is now hitting .244 with 12 RBI in 164 at-bats this season.
Nationals SS Ian Desmond knocks first-inning homer in Tuesday's win
|by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer|
|(5/19/15) Shortstop Ian Desmond delivered a first-inning home run Tuesday to help get the Nationals past the Yankees.|
Desmond also added an RBI single in the fifth inning.
Nationals' Ian Desmond not worried about slow start
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(5/14/15) Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond has posted a career-low .618 OPS in 2015, but he isn't worried about his slow start, the Washington Post reports.
"I’ve never been someone to set the world on fire early in the season," Desmond said. "… I feel good. Obviously the numbers aren’t there but I’m a contact hitter. I’ve never been one to walk my way on base. When you’re not getting hits, the numbers aren’t going to be there."
Desmond is just 4 for 24 with eight strikeouts in his last six games.
"For me, in recent days, it’s pitch selection," manager Matt Williams said. "Balls down in the zone that you can’t elevate. That’s why the ball goes on the ground. There was a couple of balls in Arizona that I thought he hit well. … But for Ian, it’s pitch selection. If he stays off the ball that’s up and the ball that’s down, and gets a good one to hit, he has success. That comes quickly, too. A valuable part of our team. He’ll be in there day in and day out, and at some point it’s going to turn. And it’ll turn big for him."
Desmond has hit just .225/.277/.341 with two home runs and seven RBI while producing a career-high groundball rate and a career-low flyball rate.
Nationals' Span sits; Escobar, Desmond move up Sunday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(5/10/15) Nationals center fielder Denard Span is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Braves.
Span has made six straight starts atop the Nationals lineup but will get a breather Sunday. He'll be replaced in center field by Michael Taylor, who is batting eighth.
With Span out, third baseman Yunel Escobar will lead off for the second time this season, while Ian Desmond will jump to the No. 2 spot for just the second time in the last 10 games.
The Nationals are favorites (-160) against the Braves Sunday.
|2014 Summary: Ian Desmond put together his third consecutive 20-20 season, which should make him one of the most celebrated shortstops in all the land. And yet his Fantasy owners were by and large disappointed. He lost 25 points on his batting average from the year before and 100 on his OPS from two years ago. And with his increasing tendency to strike out -- his 183 punchouts ranked fourth among all hitters -- he may not be able to go back.|
Playing time status: Desmond committed a bunch of errors early on that led to some whispers about his job security, but both eventually died down. Really, the Nationals have no one else, and Desmond has been among the healthiest players in baseball since his arrival. No worries here.
2015 Outlook: A player who provides both power and speed is as golden as ever in Rotisserie leagues. And because Desmond does it at the weakest position in Fantasy, he's probably still an early rounder in those formats. His strikeouts have become a real concern in Head-to-Head leagues, though. Other than Troy Tulowitzki, Hanley Ramirez and Jose Reyes, you probably can't do better at the position, but for a few rounds at least, that should be your incentive to explore other positions.
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